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Tips to Enjoy a Happy and Safe Diwali

  • October 27, 2022
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The festival of lights is celebrated every year with a whole lot of sparkle and in the company of our loved ones. The pandemic witnessed a quieter Diwali as most of us were confined to the walls of our homes. However, this year, we find ourselves in a time where the threat of the COVID-19 virus has been mitigated, owing to the timely and effective vaccination campaigns. This year the festivities have seen the same joy and verve return as was witnessed during the years before the pandemic.

This Diwali will have heightened expectations, and the same can be seen in the enthusiasm for the celebrations. Along with keeping the joy of the festivities alive, it is also important that we take proper care of our and our family’s health to enjoy celebrations to the fullest. Here are 6 easy-yet-important tips to follow to enjoy a happy and safe Diwali.

Keep a check on your diet and water intake

Diwali is a festival that brings about aggrandized celebrations and a fusion of treats of sweet and savoury dishes that are so tempting that you can’t stop at one. We cannot resist enjoying these dishes prepared by our loved ones and end up eating a lot of sugary and oily foods. Hence, it is important to keep a check on the portions while also staying hydrated all day long. Pre-Diwali days can be busy and tiresome as the decorations take priority over a lot of essential tasks. Hence, ensuring that we keep a check on the amount of water we consume throughout the day is absolutely vital as poor fluid intake could lead to dehydration.

Promote DIY Décor Ideas 

We all love decorating the house during Diwali and end up buying décor items from street stalls or shops at the nearby malls. These décor items are usually made from plastic and metal, which don’t necessarily go through stringent quality checks to ensure they are BPA-free and non-toxic. As responsible citizens, we need to encourage the use of the environment and health-friendly products like earthen lamps, diyas and organic rangoli. They make for a safe pick for your loved ones while also being a great way to bond with your family members.

Prepare Sweets at Home

Sweets bought from online vendors or sweet shops are packed with sugar, artificial sweeteners, unchecked calories, and added preservatives and colours. These harmful substances can weigh heavy on your health. Moreover, we Indians are genetically prone to lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, and hence it is better to reduce the intake of sweets and confectioneries and keep them to a minimum.

Reduce the Use of Firecrackers

We are facing an increased rate of air and noise pollution, and hence it should be our duty as responsible citizens of our country to reduce the use of firecrackers. These firecrackers also adversely affect those suffering from asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Such individuals should keep emergency medicines, nebulizers, and other medical kits handy to ensure the prevention of respiratory disorders.

Get a Digital Detox

We all strive hard to maintain a balance between our professional and personal life. This Diwali, keep your gadgets away and spend quality time with your friends and family. Diwali holidays are a perfect way to unwind, reminisce on the grandeur of the festivities, and give your body the much-needed digital detox.

A Thoughtful Gift Matters

Diwali gifts are a great way of expressing your heartfelt emotions to your friends and family. This Diwali you can shower your dear ones with love and affection by gifting them a health package from myHealthmeter. This innovative yet thoughtful present is a perfect way of showing that you care about their overall well-being. Visit your nearest myHealthmeter medical and diagnostic centre to know more about the ongoing offers on health check-ups.

Festive occasions like Diwali can be safe, exciting, and enjoyable. Simply make sure that you take proper care of your health and fitness too so that you can enjoy this festival of lights in its truest form.